Category Archives: Articles

23 Jan

Utilizing Chess to Promote Self-Esteem in Perceptually Impaired Students

A Teacher’s Guide Developed by William Levy, Hopatcong Borough Schools (1986 – Hopatcong, New Jersey) “Students who have shown prowess in chess and in the abstract thinking, intense concentration, problem solving, and mental strategy involved have shown themselves and their ...

24 Dec

"The Wonder Match" NY Times Article

By MICHAEL PATERNITI Published: December 23, 2008 “Before he was secretly buried on a dark winter morning in a lonely Icelandic churchyard at the age of 64 (there were only four people in attendance at the hastily arranged funeral) . ...

04 Dec

U.S. Schools Recognize Benefits of Chess

Click Image to View the Video Report US Schools Recognize Benefits of Chess By Julie Taboh Washington 26 November 2008 Studies worldwide have shown playing chess has benefits, especially for young children. Inspired by this knowledge, a growing number of ...

18 Jun

For Teachers and Coaches: A Beginners Guide to Coaching Scholastic Chess

A Beginners Guide to Coaching Scholastic Chess by Ralph Bowman Foreword I started playing tournament Chess in 1962.  I became an educator and began coaching Scholastic Chess in 1970.  I became a tournament director and organizer in 1982. In 1987 ...

15 Jun

Chess in Education: Chess As a Way to Teach Thinking

Chess In Education: A Collection of Chess Articles Today, we delve into another great chess article ! Remember, you can access this and many other chess articles in our Chess Articles Section ! Chess As A Way to Teach Thinking ...

07 Jun

Scholastics and the Soul of Chess: Is Scholastic Chess Killing Tournament Chess, or, Saving It?

Scholastics and the Soul of Chess:  Is Scholastic Chess Killing Tournament Chess, or, Saving It? by Tom Braunlich The debate about the nature of chess used to be whether it is a sport, an art, or a science. Now a ...

01 Jun

Cognitive Development and Chess for Kindergarten and Pre-K Students

By WIM Beatriz Marinello In the 1970s and 1980s, educators, psycologists and chess aficionados were wondering – At what age can a child be introduced to the game of chess? This question was especially interesting because of the theories developed ...

31 May

The Morals of Chess by Benjamin Franklin (Written In 1750)

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This is a wonderful essay written by Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin had the heart of a teacher, which is one of the reasons why he was a great leader and a visionary. Enjoy the read! THE ...

30 May

“Chess Playing Helps Reveal How Brain Works”

CHESS AND THE BRAIN: As our knowledge of the brain improves, so does our understanding of what chess can do for its development. Below, is an article that may be extremely beneficial, as it provides insights from a neurological standpoint ...

18 May

Relationship Between Chess, Memory, and Self Esteem by Dr. Robert Ferguson

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHESS AND MEMORY Several have surmised that chess not only demands the attribute of memory but also develops it. John Artise in Chess and Education writes, Visual stimuli tend to improve memory more than any other stimuli, chess ...

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